This Internet Is Calling Out The Oscars For Snubbing 'Wonder Woman'

Diply 24 Jan 2018

Guys, we need to talk about the fact that Wonder Woman was totally snubbed by the 2018 Academy Awards.

Fans of Wonder Woman are rightfully feeling frustrated and angry after the film received zero nominations. Zero!

Wonder Woman was the most tweeted-about movie of 2017 and broke a ton of box office records, but nevertheless remains unacknowledged by the Academy. It's not hard to argue that Wonder Woman was among the most culturally important films of 2017.

While many considered Patty Jenkins a serious contender for a Best Director nomination, it was widely expected that the film would at least be recognized for art direction or costume design. I mean, come on! That armor was incredible.

Unfortunately, Wonder Woman won't be winning any golden statues this year, but Boss Baby might.

Wonder Woman fans have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment over the snub. 

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This fan pointed out that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 received a nomination for visual effects this year.

*Guardians* was way less critically acclaimed than both *Wonder Woman* and *Thor: Ragnarok.*

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For the most part, people are disappointed that Wonder Woman wasn't nominated in any technical categories. 

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Wonder Woman's costume designer, Lindy Hemming, received a boatload of praise for her work, but lost out to films like Beauty and the Beast and Phantom Thread.

I mean, how cool was Diana's sword dress? Honestly, every single one of her costumes was on point.

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But others were just so not okay with the fact that Patty Jenkins didn't get nominated for Best Director. 

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Female directors are often snubbed by the Academy Awards, but thankfully Greta Gerwig was nominated for directing Lady Bird this year.

Along with Jenkins, Dee Rees was snubbed for directing Mudbound — even though it's nominated in four categories. Where's Natalie Portman when we need her?

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In fact, no director of a comic book movie has ever been nominated for an Academy Award. 

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Yep, including Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight.

The Academy has a long history of failing to recognize science fiction and fantasy movies. I mean, I am still angry that they snubbed Amy Adams for Arrival last year!

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Many fans pointed out that Wonder Woman was one of the most culturally important movies of 2017.

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According to Forbes**, if Wonder Woman had snagged a nomination for Best Picture, it would have been the highest-grossing nominee since Avatar.

Also, remember when freakin' Avatar was nominated for Best Picture? How was Wonder Woman not nominated again?

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Wonder Woman meant a lot to a lot of people, so fans are getting pretty emotional. 

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I mean, it was the first female-directed and female-led superhero movie! You remember the hype!

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Also, we really need to talk about Gal Gadot, because she literally is Wonder Woman.

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She is the hero we all deserve right now — and she certainly deserves some recognition!

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It's easy to treat Wonder Woman like a silly summer blockbuster, but it's so much more than that. 

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And it wouldn't be the first time a big blockbuster was nominated for a bunch of awards — or do I need to talk about Avatar again?

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However, we have to note that a lot of great people were nominated this year.

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Get Out was rightfully nominated for Best Picture, and Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for Best Actor, which is wild when you consider the Academy's history of ignoring genre films.

Jordan Peele also received a nomination for Best Director — the fifth black man to do so — and that's just awesome.

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Lady Bird also cleaned up. 

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Greta Gerwig became the first woman to be nominated for Best Director with a debut film.

If she wins, she will become the second woman to win in the history of the Academy Awards. The first was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2009.

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Rachel Morrison also deserves some serious attention because she is the first woman to be nominated for cinematography in the history of the Oscars.

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Which is honestly insane.

Rachel Morrison was nominated for her work on Mudbound. She also did the cinematography for Black Panther, so get hyped, people!

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Obviously, it's a tragedy that we won't get to see the stunning Wonder Woman cast and crew make a speech on the Oscar stage, but there's always Wonder Woman 2. 

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I am ready.

What do you think of this year's Oscar nominations? COMMENT and let us know, and TAG someone who loved Wonder Woman.

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